Sunday, January 20, 2013
A fragment of a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson is telling:
"Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."
“These trials will show that your faith is genuine.” 1Pe 1:7 NLT. We will have bumps, as surely as there are bumps in a road and bumps when you hit a buckle full of water. Where are we today? Most of us are in a better place because of Spark People. Bumps give us an opportunity to stop and examine ourselves to reveal our faith in God and in what we are doing. We did not exercise as planned—bump, we ate more snacks, sweets or we went overboard at the buffet—bump, we go over and over and over in our mind how we just cannot do the work to live a more healthily life—bump. Bump, Bump, Bump. In life, bumps are going to happen. Is this bump decreasing our faith or increasing our faith? We will be tested; bumps can show our genuine faith. “When you pass through the waters…the fire…I am with you” (Isa 43:2-5 NIV). Life is hard and it does not get any easier by just sitting at our bump. Move on and live life to the fullest. Today, we will move beyond the bump.